About Casa Italiana
Family. Everything about our story comes back to that one word. Our story started in Carini, Italy and our individual journeys have brought us all here to Richmond, Virginia. The family is back together again, and is ready to share our passion for family and great food. From our Famiglia to yours...
Open daily for Lunch. Serving up a quick and fresh menu. Panini's, Artisan Grilled Pizza's, Salads and so much more. Saturday & Sundays we will also be preparing weekly brunch specials.
We specialize in bringing the "Old & New" flavors of Italy to your table. Risotto Fries, Pasta's and Entree's. Our Spaghetti al Formaggio is cooked for you tableside. You won't want to miss this beautiful experience.
Richmond, VA 23229
Italian, Sicilian, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday 11am- 10pm
Sunday- 11am- 9pm
Lunch & Dinner Served Daily
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We are able to make any of our items into a catering portion for your office party, or family functions.
Entrance is within a few meters of parking lot. Very accessible.
Filippo Genova, Gaetano Genova, Kristi Ritchey
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Casa Italiana Ratings and Reviews
This was our second visit in as many weeks, which is highly unusual for us and reflects well on both experiences. Service is very friendly and professional. The food was superb on both visit and is much fresher than your basic Italian you find in Richmond. Prices are very reasonable making this a great weekly stop.
This place started on a very high note when it re-opened as Casa Italiana last fall. Food was consistently outstanding and the value was never in question. Incredibly, things have only gotten better since brother Gaetano joined the staff on a regular basis, recently.
To be sure, the servers sometimes are challenged on busy nights, but Kristi is an experienced restaurateur who keeps close tabs on the front of the house. She is quick to notice any lapse and move in promptly when needed. Too, the staff are so darn cordial that it's hard to be put off.
Besides, if the food is the reason for your visit, you won't be disappointed. My wife and I have tried a good portion of the menu over appoximately a dozen visits, and none of the offerings has failed to impress. Sauces certainly will catch your attention, but it seems the ingredients comprising each underlying dish are sourced so carefully that identifying a best characteristic is difficult.
We are well-pleased to have this gem in our neighborhood and we wish to share it with others less fortunate.
Had a great experience! I was looking for an alternative to national chain restaurants and found this gem. The staff was very knowledgeable and welcoming. The food was delicious, authentic and presented exquisitely. Kristi and Annalisa ran the front of the house with grace and made everyone feel at home. I highly recommend this place to anyone!
We tried Casa because of the positive reviews and, you know what? They were right! This was a most enjoyable restaurant. We were a bit taken back when we arrived at 6:15 on a Friday night and there was only 1 other couple in the restaurant! However, before we left, the place was packed! We had their two veal dishes and both were wonderful. They came with a small side salad and freshly baked bread. While there, we watched as two other customers ordered the house special "flaming" spaghetti dish -it was certainly special to watch it being prepared in the middle of the dinning room - along with commentary! I asked one of the customers if it was as good as it looked and she said, "Absolutely! It's divine! I'm bringing my husband next time so he can try it." Service was attentive and informative (though our server did get tied up a bit when the place was full.) The dessert menu looked wonderful too, but we were too stuffed to try it! We will be back - have to try that spaghetti special!!!
I had very high expectations going into this meal after all the outstanding reviews I read in my research - and by some miracle, those lofty expectations were still exceeded.
We were greeted personally at arrival by Chef Khristi (who is super cute btw) and escorted to our table in a fantastic location. The service was prompt and personal; the food was outstanding; the ambiance was everything we could have asked for. We enjoyed our meal so much that we scheduled another reservation on the spot, and will be coming back over and over until they stop letting us in!
As always , the food never disapppoints! I had the lasagna, which was simply delicious with the cream sauce. My friend had a pasta dish and he was very pleased.
The prices are great with a salad in lauded with the entree, which is rare anymore.
I highly recommend !!
Rated the service as middle of the road because the pace was off on the timing of the meal. The apps were late and the salads and entrees were early. A little loud for me and I felt a little crowded. The staff seemed a bit overwhelmed but they were not full. I would go back as the food was good and the value high.
We went with a few friends for New Years Eve and had the best dinner out all year! The food was spectacular. The preparation of food by our table was amazing and fun. We ordered several plates to share in order to try several items on the menu, it made it fun and we were really glad we did as we tried things that were unusual and really enjoyed every bite. Great menu, great wine list. We have been to Italy and this is taste of it close to home.
Adam took good care of us when we were there -- attentive, personable, and knowledgeable. The food was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting and speaking with Kristi, one of the owners/chefs. We have already told family and friends about this restaurant and look forward to returning!
Service was excellent! Very nice and accommodating. Disappointed that the spaghetti al formaggio was not cooked at the table as promised in the menu and reviews. Best thing we ordered was the fried mozzarella which is apparently made in house. Other entrees were fine, but felt they were overall bland in flavor. Lots of great potential, for sure.
I can't say enough about how wonderful the food was as well as the service! A big shout out to Sadie for being so accommodating and making sure we were comfortable as well as attending to all our needs. The lasagna is awesome - very meaty with a bit of a French flair as it is surrounded by a velvety cream sauce! I Hightower recommend this place and plan to return very soon !!
A new restaurant that is family-owned and -operated, and the family pride is obvious. Family member Kristi is a combination of host, chef, and entertainer (preparing pasta al formaggio at tableside, complete with a torch!). The food is creative, satisfying, and nicely priced. I've also found the chefs very willing to make a change if, for example, you prefer spinach to rapini. It's also fun to have the preparations explained to you, if you ask. My favorite so far is the chicken cacciatore, which they prepare with nice twists of prociutto and a light sauce. Overall, a very inviting spot for either a casual evening or for a group.
My wife and I like to try new restaurants and after seeing a small article in the newspaper we decided to stop by. My wife loves Bolognese sauce which is often not available at Italian restaurants so she ordered the Penne Bolognese and thoroughly enjoyed it. I ordered the Spaghetti and Meatball. I thought maybe that was an error (the singular) but it really was one giant, delicious meatball. So tender and moist it practically melted in your mouth. We finished the meal off with the tiramisu which was just about the best we had ever had. We enjoyed the meal very much and plan to come back soon.
My husband and I were there to celebrate our 3 year anniversary and we were overall disappointed. The room was very brightly lit, especially for an evening/dinner shift. About 10 minutes after arriving more groups also arrived and the kitchen started to get going. Normally this wouldn't affect the sitting area, but the room very quickly got very warm and uncomfortable. I asked our serve if they could turn the air on or up to cool off the restaurant and she said she would take care of it. It just got worse. By the end of our 45 minute stay I was sweating. What was supposed to be a nice romantic baby-free evening out turned out to be extremely uncomfortable. Additionally, the food portions were very small and not worth the price. We do not plan to return or recommend Casa Italiana to anyone.
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